Abrasive Wheels

Course Description

This course is designed and structured to provide training in the safe use of abrasive wheels and meets with the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98)

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at all individuals who are required to use, maintain or manage the use of these items and would be particularly useful for anyone that may need to Risk Assess the activities of abrasive wheel work in their workplace.,

Course Content
  • Introduction to PUWER, covering, suitability, maintenance, training and instructions
  • Hazards
  • Precautions
  • HAVS & noise
  • PPE
  • Types of equipment
  • Safety of equipment, including guarding and insulation/earthing
  • Types of blade, 1, 21, 41 & 42
  • Explanation of an abrasive wheel, how it is made and what the wheel informs you
  • Understanding 5 key points of information on any abrasive wheel,
  • Brief assessment with wheels being handed out, and students pointing out information that may be missing
  • Types of accidents with abrasive wheels
  • Disc contamination and damage.
  • Brief assessment with handouts on damaged wheels
  • Safe storage and transportation
  • Dressing a wheel
  • Mounting a wheel, including damaged flanges and pin spanners
  • Pre user checks on machines, including dead man switch’s, locking buttons, leads etc.
Assessment & Award

Assessment is in the form of a practical exam and a local certificate is provided.


The abrasive wheel training course is a half day course for more experienced users.  For 16-18 year olds it is advised that the course can take a full day.


This course is best suited as an ‘in house course’; charges will therefore be wholly dependent on location and candidate numbers. Typical charges for this course will be approximately £70 per person; however multiple bookings will attract a reduction in the charge.


We can arrange to run these courses in our training centre in Rainham, Kent or we are happy to travel to your location or site if suitable facilities are available.


Explained everything clearly so you understand.  Polite and friendly.
Vince, December 2015

Excellent, informative course.
Derek, August 2015

Good course, practice exercise very good.
Michael, April 2015

Very good course, well put across.
Richard, April 2015


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